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Any traffic stop or arrest can be life or death for a police officer

I admit upfront that I have a deep bias when it comes to police.

January 07, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


They just can’t resist putting others down

It was a defining moment.

January 04, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


It’s time to focus on Center Street & forget Yosemite

Here's a prediction for 2009.

January 03, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Baseball still endures as national pastime

As a long-time sports fan, New Year Day 2009 wasn't necessarily about football.

January 03, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Camping: Grandchildren, people are her hobbies

"Can you imagine going to work every day and doing something you love and getting paid for it?"

January 03, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Local Columns


Great blessings from humble beginnings

Christmas is all about little things becoming great. A diminutive elf of unknown origins comes in the stillness of night, bringing joy to children throughout the world. A rejected reindeer becomes his brothers' guide. Kids steal the spotlight, while dutiful parents burn the midnight oil to get the stockings hung and presents all in place. And, for the fortunate, snow falls. Christmas grows white as tiny crystalline snowflakes cling together, descending silently like feathers from heaven's angels, blowing in by the billions from the far corners of winter and blanketing the barren earth.

January 02, 2009 | Fr. Dean McFalls St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church | Local Columns


The new math, Sacramento style: Why we are in financial trouble

Increased education requirements + no money = how California does business.

January 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Rude leaf blowers need to change their act

Who are the most clueless people in the world?

January 02, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


If you view these as the worst of times, think again

This has been a good year for most of us.

January 01, 2009 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


How about just a little common sense & courtesy?

CHP h8n on the txt msgs. It used 2 b ez to snd em - now u have 2 look n ur mirro all day. Im good @ driving & txting - but now u'll get a tix and have 2 pay. Don't b that guy - lol. Oh no, gtg. Im getting pulled ovr.

December 31, 2008 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


California spoils us with non-smoking restaurants

It was about two years ago to the day when we spent the holidays visiting family on the East Coast.

December 31, 2008 | Vince Rembulat | Local Columns


Time to cut school board stipends & benefits

The sum of $8.75 million doesn't really seem like all that much money if you think about it.

December 31, 2008 | Jason Campbell | Local Columns


City of Lathrop knows how to party

Lathrop is a city that loves a party. The social gathering kind, not the political-faction type.

December 31, 2008 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


The latest madness out of Sacramento

How stupid do they think we are?

December 31, 2008 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A miracle in Woodfield Estates in Lathrop

This will be a New Year like no other for the Dhaliwal family of Lathrop.

December 31, 2008 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


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Jack Tone’s dream thrives along his road

Jack Tone Road is my favorite strip of pavement in San Joaquin County.

August 30, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


A cautionary tale about signing on the dotted line

Steve Catalano wants to go home.

August 29, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Color the Skies hot air balloon festival weekend

Ripon is celebrating improvements to Ripon High Stadium with an all-weather track ribbon cutting tonight 7 p.m. There will be free cupcakes from the Cupcake Lady and Congressman Jeff Denham and Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen will be in attendance. For more information go to http://community.mantecabulletin.com/events/detail/13864/

August 28, 2014 | Nina Frisby | Local Columns


Why rats like dark tunnels such as the Twin Tunnels

The emperor has no clothes.

August 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE?

Alice Schlote wrapped her arms around the towering Italian cypress in her front yard, pulling her body close to its brush.

August 27, 2014 | James Burns | Local Columns


Making it hard to be homeless in Manteca

It's time to get serious about the homeless in Manteca.

August 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Poor kids can’t ‘buy American’ access while the wealthy can

Annie Moore was the first immigrant processed through Ellis Island when it opened on Jan. 1, 1892.

August 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The case for a 2.5% growth rate for the City of Manteca

A lot has changed in the past 30 years.

August 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Builders have Manteca’s lunch & forgo the ‘tip’

If you work as a waiter or waitress today the odds are overwhelmingly that you can't keep yourself clothed, fed, and sheltered on what you make.

August 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca needs to liberate ‘taxi’ services

Talk is cheap, especially when the drill is to blame Sacramento.

August 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


FESM Contas Sunday plus country line dancing Friday

Last weekend was the Contas read at the MRPS Hall, this weekend it will be the FESM Hall. Festa Das Contas is on Sunday, Aug. 24, from noon to 9:30 p.m. with Reading of the Accounts at noon followed by LUSO Dance Performance and sopas.

August 21, 2014 | | Local Columns


It’s OK for greenies to kill Bambi

Look up in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's...

August 20, 2014 | | Local Columns


Charlie ‘Captain Gadget’ Halford was definitely onto something

Charlie Halford was dubbed "Captain Gadget" by some of his officers during his tenure as Manteca's Police Chief from 1997 to 2008.

August 18, 2014 | | Local Columns


Great Wolf: Despite critics it isn’t the big bad wolf

Should Manteca have blocked the Hampton Inn that has created dozens of jobs and so far brought more than $200,000 into city coffers in the form of room taxes because the general public isn't allowed to use the hotel's pool without booking a room?

August 18, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Dogs could help Moffat not got to the proverbial dogs

Mayoral hopeful Ben Cantu believes the city went off half baked by proposing to put the envisioned community center/veterans hall "off the beaten track" on the southeast corner of Moffat Boulevard and Industrial Park Drive.

August 16, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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